Montrose has long been known as the base camp for adventure in the Colorado Rockies. There are skiing, ice and rock climbing, hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, hiking and biking activities minutes in any direction. As we learned that outdoor recreation, challenging sports and exploring nature are keys to healing the body and spirit of these recovering veterans, see CBS coverage of Team River Runner, we became determined to make our city a place where they can share in the high quality of life we enjoy here. We take our example from Gary Love, recognizing that Todd and others like him are capable and independent when provided a solid support system as needed. We aim to be that support system as wounded veterans come to make Montrose their home or vacation destination.
Corporal Love is a 21 year old marine and, since encountering an IED in Afghanistan on October 25, 2010, a triple amputee. He lives each day to be an example for others, encouraging them to rise above difficulties and challenges no matter their circumstances.
Please continue to learn about Montrose Colorado, a “no barriers” city, as you spend time on our website. Like Todd and Gary, we hope our example will inspire other communities across America to improve the quality of life for wounded troops everywhere.
Montrose Colorado is committed to becoming the most “veteran friendly” community in America. We are are marshaling public and private resources to assist these heroes in building full and satisfying futures for themselves in hopes they will relocate to Montrose.
With the suicide, divorce and unemployment rates so high in our military population, Montrose means to set the standard for other cities to follow in how to serve those who stepped up to serve all of us. By strengthening our services, identifying and filling our gaps, creating programs and removing the barriers in our infrastructure, we are preparing a place for our wounded warriors to visit and hopefully, to stay.
Please explore this website to see our plans and our progress!
WE ARE BUILDING A FULLY ADAPTIVE WHITE WATER PARK ON THE UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER!
OPENING SUMMER 2015